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Egypt Orders Eight More Airbus C295 Tactical Transports

Egypt Orders Eight More Airbus C295 Tactical Transports

Egypt has ordered eight more Airbus C295 transports in a deal which will take its fleet to 20 and makes it the biggest customer for the market-leading tactical airlifter. The new batch of aircraft will be delivered to the Egyptian […]


South Korea-US naval drill begins in face of North’s anger

South Korea-US naval drill begins in face of North’s anger

South Korea and the United States on Wednesday launched a five-day joint naval exercise in the face of angry North Korean protests and warnings backed by missile tests. Two separate drills began simultaneously in the East Sea (Sea of Japan) […]


Children killed on beach as Israel resumes Gaza bombardment

Children killed on beach as Israel resumes Gaza bombardment

Israel intensified its bombardment of Gaza Wednesday, killing four children on a beach in an apparent naval salvo and launching deadly air strikes, as regional leaders sought to end the killing. The punishing air campaign aimed at halting cross-border rocket […]


F-35 Helmet Delivered for Software Integration

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The Rockwell Collins ESA Vision Systems, LLC, Gen III Helmet Mounted Display System (HMDS), which provides unprecedented situational awareness for fighter pilots, has been delivered to Lockheed Martin for software integration into the F-35 Lightning II aircraft. The Gen III […]


Taranis UCAV Demos Stealth Capabilities In Second Phase of Flight Trials

Taranis UCAV Demos Stealth Capabilities In Second Phase of Flight Trials

Together with the UK Ministry of Defence (UK MOD) we have today revealed that Taranis, the Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle demonstrator, has successfully completed a second phase of flight testing Taranis – the most advanced aircraft ever built by British […]


Selex Wins Order for Gripen’s Raven AESA Radar

Selex Wins Order for Gripen’s Raven AESA Radar

A multi-million contract has been awarded to Finmeccanica – Selex ES by defence and security company Saab to supply the Raven ES-05 AESA (Active Electronically Scanned Array) radar for Saab’s Gripen Next Generation (NG) fighters. A NATO-interoperable, multi-role fighter designed […]


F-35 Returns to Limited Flight, Officials Rule Out Farnborough

F-35 Returns to Limited Flight, Officials Rule Out Farnborough

While the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter has returned to limited flying, it will not be appearing at the Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said during a Pentagon news […]


US military awards contracts to design reusable spaceplane

US military awards contracts to design reusable spaceplane

The U.S. military said Tuesday it has awarded contracts to three companies to design an experimental spaceplane conceived as a reusable, unmanned booster with costs, operation and reliability similar to modern aircraft. The companies selected to develop the XS-1 spaceplane […]


UK and France Strengthen Defence Co-Operation

UK and France Strengthen Defence Co-Operation

Defence co-operation between the UK and France has been strengthened following agreements signed at the Farnborough Air Show today, 15 July. Philip Hammond and Jean-Yves Le Drian agreed to bolster co-operation relating to the acquisition and support of military equipment […]


 
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